JAMMU A soldier was killed and another was injured when an avalanche hit an Army post along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Thursday, police said.
The avalanche hit the post of Rashtriya Rifles in Sawjian sector in the morning. It buried two soldiers, following which a rescue operation was launched immediately, the police said.
A search operation was started immediately and the duo trapped under snow were evacuated, they said.
However, one died on the spot and another sepoy Harpreet Singh of Punjab was taken to nearby armys health facility for treatment, they said.
The deceased has been identified as Lance Naik Sapan Mehra of Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.
Station House Officer (SHO), Mandi, Anil Sharma also confirmed the incident.
Be Part of Quality Journalism
Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.